Friday, July 14, 2006

PRIME MINISTER'S QUESTIONS --
Tony Blair will fly off on his summer holiday knowing that on his return he will be the first serving British prime minister to be interviewed by police in a corruption investigation.
Downing Street publicly denied again yesterday having been given any indication that the Prime Minister would be interviewed by the Scotland Yard team of detectives leading the cash-for-peerages inquiry. But The Times has learnt that Mr Blair and Jonathan Powell, his chief of staff, will be interviewed over the summer before the party conference at which his leadership was already certain to be an issue.

They will be questioned about what they knew of peerages that were offered to four millionaires who lent more than £5 million to the Labour Party before last year’s general election.